The winter season is fast approaching. The winter month is the supine season for most plants and flower species. Most homeowners are under the sense that there is nothing they can do for their lawns in the winter season. This is a misunderstanding and actually not the case. If you want to have a rich green lawn when spring approaches, it is important that you give your lawn some attention during the winter season
Winter lawn care
During the winter, your lawn can collect fallen tree branches and limbs, debris and twigs from high winds and heavy rainstorms. Any debris that is left on your lawn for a long period can lead to dead spots in your grass, mostly in the snowfall when the grass lacks oxygen. It is crucial to eliminate all lawn debris, rake up leaves and keep your property properly maintained.
Routine lawn care and maintenance
Although your lawn, shrubs, plants and trees all grow slower in the winter, routine weekly maintenance is important to prevent weeds, overgrowth and outdoor pests. Tallgrass leaves in your lawn can make you prone to a range of harmful insects and outdoor pests. Overgrowth provides a lovely, warm home in the winter for field rats, mice, moles, racoons, possums, snakes, and gophers that can destroy your lawn and create potential hazards for small kids and pets. Contact a professional landscaping company to get proper winter lawn care and maintenance.
Minimize foot traffic on your lawn
Although grass is naturally healthy, cold winter temperature lay extra stress on plants roots. Cool-season grasses normally turn brown and go dormant in the winter. With proper care and fertilization, they become green again when spring occurs. Excessive winter foot traffic on your lawn can weaken your grass and make it difficult for you to recover during the spring. In addition to routine lawn service, a professional landscaping company will offer other services to keep your property attractive throughout the year. These services normally include:
- Pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs
- Seasonal planting of small plants and flowers
- Garden design
- Lawn renovations
- Landscape lighting\
- Holiday lighting and décor
Talk to a professional landscaping company about how to take care of your lawn year-round and other crucial lawn care services for your premises.